New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

Author:Eileen Lexau
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Eileen Lexau has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hits via a ray gun : ZAPS
5. Watering places : SPAS
9. Printer's mark : CARET
14. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
15. Elegant : POSH
16. Medieval French coin : OBOLE
17. Character in "Dracula" : MINA
18. French mountain : ALPE
19. Little, e.g. : MIMIC
20. Leatherworker : BEAMER
22. Any which way : SLAPDASH
24. Uncouth : ILLBRED
26. Run away : FLEE
27. Over : AGAIN
29. Italian revolutionary: 1819-58 : ORSINI
33. Softly, in music : PIANO
36. Uncertain : VAGUE
38. Gear : RIG
39. . . . as a bug in ___ : ARUG
40. Cooked pastry : BAKED
41. Farm building : SILO
42. Snitch : RAT
43. "Five Men and Pompey" poet : BENET
44. And wiser? : OLDER
45. Himalayan cedar : DEODAR
47. Italian cathedrals : DUOMI
49. Section of Morocco : IFNI
51. A fuel : PROPANE
55. Exciting baseball game : SLUGFEST
59. Bedded down, in Britain : DOSSED
60. Danger : PERIL
61. Small flute : FIFE
63. Busy place : HIVE
64. Class : CASTE
65. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
66. Norse god : ODIN
67. Coarse; unfeeling : CRASS
68. Iranian coin : RIAL
69. Retreats : DENS
1. Evil supernatural force : ZOMBI
2. Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
3. Of punishment : PENAL
4. Recklessly : SLAMBANG
5. "Brother, Can You ___ Dime?" : SPAREA
6. Ward heeler : POL
7. Vipers : ASPS
8. Bookcase section : SHELF
9. British emcee : COMPERE
10. Stands : ABIDES
11. City on the Tevere : ROMA
12. A department of Greece : ELIS
13. Lab attendant, for short : TECH
21. Therefore : ERGO
23. So as to be heard : ALOUD
25. Sofa : DIVAN
28. Nude : NAKED
30. Lilylike plant : IRID
31. Shade of green : NILE
32. "Prince ___," Borodin opera : IGOR
33. Cowboy's pal : PARD
34. Dies ___ : IRAE
35. Stanley Steamer, e.g. : AUTO
37. Costume : GETUP
40. He wrote "Games People Play" : BERNE
41. Careless : SLIPSHOD
43. Perplexes : BAFFLES
44. Melville novel : OMOO
46. Toes, e.g. : DIGITS
48. Trial : ORDEAL
50. "A ___ apple" : ISFOR
52. Stage direction : ASIDE
53. Composer Ethelbert : NEVIN
54. Utopias : EDENS
55. Youngsters' protective assn. : SPCC
56. Norman of TV fame : LEAR
57. Sky Bear : URSA
58. First Polynesian man : TIKI
62. ___ Angelico : FRA

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